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Cubs’ 1st Round Pick is a Monster, Promoted to A

June 19th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
By Tim Duxbury

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The Cubs drafted Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall selection in this year’s draft, in large part, because he was considered the best bat in the draft. And in his first week of professional baseball, Kyle Schwarber is proving, not only that he was the best bat in the 2014 draft class, but also that his is an absolute monster. Through five games Schwarber has four home runs, 10 RBI and has an ungodly slash-line (.ave/.obp/.slg) of .600/.625/1.350. It is safe to say that Schwarber earned his promotion to A Kane County (per David Woods, Indy Star). Schwarber will be in the lineup when the Kane County Cougars take the field on Thursday.

 

Schwarber, a catcher by trade, started two games behind the plate, two games in left field and one as the designated hitter for the Boise Hawks (A-). Schwarber projects as an outfielder for the Cubs in the future because of his below average defense behind the plate and the Cubs’ vacancies in the outfield at the major league level. Indications are that he will continue to catch and play left field with the Kane County Cougars.

Tags: Baseball, Boise Hawks, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Kane County Cougars, Kyle Schwarber, MLB, monster

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